Tuesday, November 1, 2016

My Thankful 30 {2016} Album Cover and Day 1

Happy November! This year has been filled with some amazing moments and so it's even more important for me to take the time to reflect on what I am grateful for as the year comes to a close.

For this year's Thankful mini, I went with a looser page style, mixing a variety of sizes. I was inspired after seeing prep work from Kelly Purkey and her December mini on Instagram. I trimmed white cardstock into 4.5x6.5 pieces and smaller. For my front and back cover, I cut 2 pieces to 5x7 and used album rings to bind it all together.

I knew when I purchased the patterned paper with stenciled letters that I wanted to cut it apart. I arranged them onto my cover so they would all fit and embellished it with die cut leaves, thread, and a few gold enamel dots.

For my first page, I very quickly put together my photo, journaling, and a couple of embellishments. The key for me to completing my album, just like in the past, will be to keep it simple. I have everything on my desk, ready to grab when I have a moment to get crafting.

I recorded a quick video talking a little more in depth about this project and you can view it here. I share a brief look at my past albums and then show the process of how my page came together. If you're participating in any form of a gratitude project this month, let me know, I'd love to see it! You can share with the tag #mythankful30 or leave a comment on any of my blog posts. See you soon!

PS - if you need the prompt list, you can find it here! :)

cover - patterned paper - Happy Place - Crate Paper {Gather by Maggie Holmes}, craft dies - Stitched Leaves - Lawn Fawn, Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, enamel dots - Twine and Ink

day 1 - stamp - Felicity Jane, Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, chipboard shape - ABM Messy Box


  1. Hi Elise! :) Such a beautiful album. Fall is definitely in the air here.

  2. I love your projects! You are so inspiring and lovely. And I really love your cover and first page, too, beautiful photo. Michelle t

  3. Looking great! I'm 'borrowing' your thankful list for my December Daily..... in case some days are 'empty', I thought I'd fill them with a thought about being thankful! So thank you in advance!!! I really like your cover. VERY different & the ripped edge on the inside page.... oh YES!!!!

  4. Love this! I had planned on doing a December Daily, but I think I might jump in and do a Thankful album now too. Thanks for the inspiration!


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